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Vanguard Materials (VAW) - ETF


Charts and data are derived from prices adjusted for both splits and distributions to emphasize total return.

ETF Symbol:
Avg Vol71k
52 wk High113.40
52 wk Low79.00
Inception:Jan 2004
(as of 2016-02-12)
Total Returns:
1 day2.8%
5 day-1.5%
1 month2.7%
3 month-10.9%
6 month-14.2%
9 month-23.5%
1 year-22.5%
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Materials (View cGroup) (All Groups)


Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
Select Sector SPDR Fund - MaterialsXLB0.99  
Fidelity MSCI MaterialsFMAT0.99  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials IndexIYM0.99  
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX FundFXZ0.97  
iShares S&P Gbl MaterialsMXI0.93  
PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta ETFSPHB0.92  
First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlpFTA0.91  
Vanguard Mid-Cap ValueVOE0.91  
ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETFSDOG0.91  
Market Vectors--Agribusiness ETFMOO0.90  
Least Correlated
iPath DJ AIG Grains ETNJJG0.03  
iShares S&P Short Trm National Muni BondSUB0.02  
AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector IncomeMINC0.02  
FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS IndexTDTF0.00  
Greenhaven CoalTONS-0.00  
SPDR Ultra Short Term Bond FundULST-0.01  
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit Bond FundCIU-0.01  
SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Muni Bond ETFHYMB-0.02  
iShares Barclays TIPS Bond FundTIP-0.02  
ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural Gas ETFKOLD-0.03  
Most Inversely Correlated
Proshares UltraShort Dow30DXD-0.83  
ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30SDOW-0.83  
Proshares UltraShort S&P500SDS-0.83  
ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500SPXU-0.83  
Direxion S&P 500 Bear 3X SharesSPXS-0.83  
ProShares Short S&P 500SH-0.84  
ProShares Short Midcap 400MYY-0.84  
ProShares UltraPro Short MidCap400SMDD-0.85  
Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X SharesMIDZ-0.85  
Proshares UltraShort Basic MaterialsSMN-0.99  
These 126 day (6 month) correlations can be considered short term, focusing on recent price movements.
Correlations are only calculated for actively traded funds. As of: 2016-02-12.

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